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What am I going to do with two Women’s Worlds?

I don’t yet have every Peanuts book, not even within the parameters of US non-coloring books. I know I have some holes in the Hallmark collection; they put out a lot of little hardcovers meant to be used as greeting cards and small gifts during the 1970s, and I suspect …

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Preview of Peanuts 15

ComicVine has up a preview of issue 15 of the Kaboom! Peanuts comic, which hits better comic book stores next Wednesday. I’ve got two stories in this issue, although they aren’t part of the preview. Tell your stock car-loving friends to pick this one up, as the lead story is… …

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Four decade old Christmas wishes

Today, the mailman brought another addition to the AAUGH.com reference library, 1973’s Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas!!. This is basically a hardcover greeting card made up of 11 two-page spreads (for you book formatting nerds, yes, they used the endpapers to achieve this), telling a little tale of Charlie …

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Cartoon Dogfight!

If you’re in the insurance business, and want to battle against MetLife and their vast success with a popular cartoon dog, how do you go toe-to-toe with them? That’s right, license your own cartoon dog, one with a similar name, and launch your own ad! (And yes, this ad that …

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The Making of Great Pumpkin Returns

Having rereleased the Lee Mendelson book on the making of A Charlie Brown Christmas, It Books is following up by rereleasing his book on the making of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This hardcover is due out in September with a list price of $19.99, preorderable at a discount.

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The Peanuts year a-comin’

First off, I hope that everyone had a happy and safe News Year’s Eve celebration, and that this fresh year is bringing you good things. (And because I had fun putting it together this year, I’ll point you to my own video holiday card/personal year in review.) So what do …

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Glimpses at Snoopy in kids’ lives

This nice series of photos of kids around the world with their toys includes not only a Thailand boy in a “Sonopy” shirt, but cute twin girls from Zanzibar whose collection includes both Joe Cool and Skeletor.

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What to do with the gifts you got

Just a couple quick reminders: if you got an Amazon gift card, the items you buy will help support this blog if you go to Amazon using a link like this one for Snoopy thank-you notes. And if you got a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad, or just about any …

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The last minute is here

I’ve been avoiding doing a lot of “hey, as long as you’re Christmas shopping, here are some things you might like, and by the way, I get a cut of the sales if you follow the link” posts during this shoppingest of all seasons. And, alas, this (and other things) …

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free ebook take 2

That ebook edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas that I pointed out was free on iTunes the other day? Well, it’s free for your Kindle at the moment as well. And speaking of free ebooks… A while back, I offered AAUGH Blog readers a free ebook copy of my new …